The Geely-owned premium automaker from Sweden is well known for safety – but among the marine passionate it’s also known as the patron of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Just in time for the start of the 2017/2018 edition the automaker has decided to also touch its new, greener side, by delivering an eco-friendly limited series of the new V90 Cross Country adventurous wagon. It’s designed to attract attention towards marine pollution, and the rugged wagon designed by the company’s Special Vehicles department has carpet inlays manufactured from Econyl, which is a fabric made by using 100% recycled nylon. More so, the recycled nylon comes from abandoned fishing nets extracted from the seabed. The other distinctive elements include matte gray and bright orange accents on the mostly Crystal White body.
These elements were used on the 2014 Concept XC Coupe and now are part of series production – but there’s more: unique alloy wheels, as well as tailor-made stitching for the seat upholstery. Volvo says it will produce an initial batch of 3,000 vehicles for 30 markets, including the United States, China, Japan, and most countries from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. More so, the company will donate €100 for each of these first 3,000 units – a total of €300,000 to benefit the Volvo Ocean Race’s Science Program.